In the Studio, May 18, 2015

Exciting things are happening here in the studio! A few happenings are still secret projects, which means I’m itching to tell you all about them, but I can’t. Fortunately there’s plenty I can share.

First and foremost, this coming Wednesday, May 20th, the lovely and intriguing Morgan of Love by the Moon will be guest-posting here on Greenwoman Studio. She’ll be sharing with us some of her experiences journeying with animal spirits. On the same day, I’ll be guest-posting on Love by the Moon about some of my favorite techniques for journeying with plant spirits.

Guest posting is one of my favorite things about the blogging community–it’s like introducing new friends to your community. I can’t wait for you all to read Morgan’s post.

Yesterday was the new moon, which of course meant a shop update. I’ve added two new varieties of smudge stick to the shop: western redcedar, and a purifying blend of western redcedar and garden sage. If you saw my post on western redcedar last week, you’ll understand why I’m so excited to be able to share these smudge sticks with you.

Purification Smudge Sticks

The update also included several mini goddesses. I originally thought of these goddesses as holiday ornaments. But after some thought, that feels unnecessarily limiting. They’re small enough to hang from a rear view mirror, and lovely enough to grace an altar any time of year. They’re also affordable for those who can’t quite fit a full size knitted goddess into their budget.

Purple Mini Goddess

Also, you may have noticed a little message at the end of my last few blog posts about becoming a patron at my Patreon page. Patreon is like an eternal kick-starter for independent artists and writers. It allows individuals to support their favorite content-creators at multiple donation levels, starting at $1 per month.

Support Greenwoman Studio on Patreon

The best part is that patrons can set a monthly limit. So if you decide to pledge $1 per blog post, and I suddenly get excessively prolific, you still won’t go over your monthly budget. Also, I tell Patreon which posts count as supported posts, and which don’t. Only informative posts will count toward donations–business and news posts like this one never will.

There are extra perks for donating, like discounts on items in my Etsy shop and occasional free surprises like tarot readings, spells and rituals that will only be made available to patrons.

Finally, I really do want Greenwoman Studio to be a good resource for the pagan community, especially for those interested in magical herbalism and natural magic. If there’s a topic you’d like to see addressed on the blog, please use the “contact Michelle” tab to send me a message any time.

And be sure to come back on Wednesday to read Morgan’s post!


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